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Semicolon Use - Exercise 1

Revise the following sentences by adding commas where they are needed. You may need to change a comma to a semicolon. Type your answers in the test below each item. If a sentence is correct, type "correct" in the textbox. When you are finished, hit the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page.

1.  The score was tied the game went into overtime.

2.  Professor Brown has left the laboratory, however, you may still be able to reach her through email.

3.  We didn't attend the play, besides, we had heard that all the good seats were taken.

4.  We stayed in Baltimore, Maryland, Omaha, Nebraska, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

5.  The keys to the lower door were not, however, in their usual place.

6.  The three performers included Jasper, a trained squirrel, Belzar, a tightrope walker, and Petunia, a magician.

7.  Ingrid, a shortstop, made the team, but Joe, her cousin, did not make the cut.

8.  Read the article out loud, then answer all ten questions on the quiz.

9.  Martin had paid his dues; therefore, we allowed him to vote in the election.

10.  The World Series had begun, however, we were still stuck in traffic.



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